We start with my Nephew, Sean Maguire, who is always game for special effects especially during Halloween. Being the sport that he is, he subjects himself to a skullcap we glue in place with spirit gum. Since Jim Carrey’s character ‘Mask’ had no ears showing, I cut the skull cap to fit the contour of his head covering his ears, then blended the hair in back to match. To save time and my Dinair Airbrush Makeup, a create a base of cake green dusted with translucent powder. It is the airbrush colors from Dinair that will blend the skullcap to skin and hair flawlessly. I used a bit of eyebrow wax to flatten his eyebrows. Using a Charcoal Black eyeshadow, I contoured Sean’s cheekbones, eye sockets, chin and forehead. Using combinations of white onyx and yellow, I accentuated the hi-lites to define his features. I used Dinair’s lip stain and a bit of black shadow…and Voila! Add a yellow suit, a hat, and a personality that can do this character justice, and the rest was party time. No smudging, melting make-up, or touch-ups needed. This product washes off with soap and water.
3-D art is a technique where layering colors a certain way and wearing 3-D glasses will create a painting that will jump off of the skin. Other illusions can be achieved by simply airbrushing clothes over a blank canvas such as a nude body or one wearing a body suit. I have used my ability to body paint for demonstrations, photography, Halloween, and on-stage productions.